Team Nottingham gears up for MIPIM 2019

The Southside regeneration programme

Team Nottingham will once again head to MIPIM, the world’s largest property event in France this Spring (12-15 Mar) as it looks to promote the city on the world stage.

Already over 30 sponsors have signed up to join the combined public-private sector team, which will be highlighting key sites and development opportunities particularly in Nottingham’s Southside at the expo – promoting the city to potentially thousands of investors in the space of a few days.

In 2019, MIPIM celebrates its 30th anniversary and is set to welcome some 25,000 delegates from more than 100 countries around the globe.

Lorraine Baggs is head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham and she believes that the city has one of its strongest ever offerings in 2019. Nottingham will present the ambitious and inspiring Southside development programme, representing £2bn of investment, which will offer unprecedented prime real estate opportunities within a unique 0.5sq mile area in the heart of the city centre, enhancing Nottingham’s reputation as a world-class destination.

She said “Nottingham is embarking upon one of the largest regeneration programmes of any UK city, with plenty of opportunities for further development available. The City Council have invested heavily in Southside already with the renovation of the station, extended the award-winning tram system, the Broadmarsh shopping centre and enhanced public realm. This investment has had a catalytic effect on driving further interest and investment into the area. The recent announcement of the ‘game-changing’ investment in a new regional public sector hub at Unity Square, opposite the Station, will support 4,000 jobs in phase 1 alone. The Council will be looking for development partners to bring forward a number of other schemes.

“For Team Nottingham, MIPIM provides a fantastic platform for us to collectively target specific individuals and companies who we could work with to bring forward some of the potential development schemes we have.

This year, Team Nottingham is made up of sponsors from the city’s property and construction industry; joining for the first time in 2019 are Bentley Project Management, GT3 Architects, Pulse Associates and CEG.

Once again, Nottingham will be part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the property fair in March, promoting its place at the heart of the UK economy and putting the spotlight on the Midlands.

The Midlands Pavilion was first introduced at MIPIM in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength, welcoming thousands of visitors each year to learn more about what is possible for investors and developers in the Midlands.

Lorraine added: “By bringing together the cities from across the East and West Midlands in the pavilion, we are able to work together to develop an interesting and engaging programme of events and give potential investors the chance to understand more about the region as a whole and the exciting opportunities available to them here.

“The Midlands Pavilion really puts the spotlight on our regions and we are looking forward to being part of it again in 2019; Team Nottingham members will once again take their place in a delegation of hundreds at MIPIM representing both the East and West Midlands.”

The Team Nottingham delegation will be organising networking events before, during and after MIPIM and there will be a range of events organised collectively in the Midlands Pavilion. Team Nottingham will be hosting a dinner for developers and investors to highlight the huge opportunities in the city.

MIPIM takes place from 12 to 15 March centred round a large-scale exhibition in the Palais de Festival in Cannes in the south of France which attracts tens of thousands of visitors.